Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Boringville at Bedrest

Thank you for the well wishes, all. So I've been sentenced to bedrest for the entire week, which is never as fun as you'd think. TV in the afternoon sucks, and there's only so much Facebooking one can do - and trust me, my tolerance for social networking isn't too high. So I'm sitting here reading my smutty Scottish novel, listening to my cat grunt while she grooms herself (she's either reallllly enjoying it or just having a hard time reaching those special places) and have no idea what to do with myself.

I feel okay for the most part, just burning when I breathe, so I can't walk or talk too fast or else I'll get a coughing fit. I of course tire easily, and kinda feel like I got hit by a truck, but honesty, I've felt worse. The antibiotics make me super nauseous, but I suppose they are a necessary evil. As are all my meds, I guess.

So, not much new, as you can see, to post about. I find that getting Pneumonia in May is kind of humiliating, I always associated it with more of winter type illness. Isn't it?

I suppose I should try to enjoy the time off...lots of Sudoku puzzles and smutty TV and novels to keep me occupied...I'm way behind on blogs and emails, I apologize - don't have much energy for those now, but I'm sure I'll catch up later this week.

Have fun out in the May sunshine!

13 comments:

licketysplit said...

That is unbelievably lame(not that I don't believe you)! Your poor body is just bombarded with one thing after another. But at least you aren't in the hospital I suppose... Hope you are feeling better soon, and that you can find things to amuse you during your time in bed :)

HAFC said...

When I had to be on bedrest for almost 2 months, I got sooooo bored it was like having cabin fever, especially with no on around. Sorry you have to be so sick that it requires you to stay in bed, that's never fun, although some people think it is (we know differently). What got me through it was lots of sleeping, LOADS of watching movies and reading, e-mailing, and calling friends. But yes, it was still a pain in the brain to have to stay still for so long....so I think I "kind of" understand, although mine wasn't from pneumonia. I hope you start feeling better soon!

Pattie Cordova said...

Yucky yuck bed rest. TV does suck in the afternoon and there is only so much of it you can take. Try sleeping through it... or maybe do some crafting! that would be fun. hope you feel better soon.

jana bananas said...

Pneumonia is pneu-fun! (Love my pun?) Had it the winter I was 18 and I was miserable. Viral -- don't know if it was in both lungs. The doctor said, "Don't worry, it's not the kind people die from." He gave me these ridiculously strong antibiotics that made me so sick to my stomach. I had what felt like a blender in my stomach constantly. But a few days of rest and medicine and I started feeling better. Hopefully you will too. Watch out for the cabin fever. Soon you'll be begging just to go to Target for NO reason, just to get out of the house.

Laura said...

I am finding it stupidly ironic that for a young woman who has been trapped by ED for so many years, feeling as if she can not breathe, can actually NOT breathe.

Hope you get better, and that you get a nice, big, peaceful deep breath, really, really soon.

xoxo
L

Tanya said...

Ugh....its so annoying to have pneumonia. I have had it twice this winter so I understand somewhat how you feel. Bedrest sucks. The whole thing sucks. I wish I knew what I could do to help you...support you or whatever. Let me know if I can do anything ok? Need a visitor?

Sarah said...

outlander?

xoxo

Telstaar said...

*hugs* xox

Laura said...

send him to me..I could use a little sunshine

Lisa said...

Hulu.com.

kristin said...

I'm sorry that you're so sick right now, Brie! It is good to look on the bright side--at least you get to have some time off and to yourself. Enjoy some relaxation (even though you're sick).

Take care.

love, kristin

Tanya said...

Oh yea....hulu.com is a great place...to find things to watch. Also some of your networks post videos online...some work with hulu and others don't so sometimes its easier if you know the network. I am sure you are aware of that one though. I am glad someone thought to mention it to you though...its a very good idea.

Kara said...

You have gone through so much -- what's a little pneumonia to throw on top of it? Hehe. Just kidding. I've never had pneumonia, but it doesn't sound like fun. Hang in there, Miss Brie.